Apple applies for patent to bring wireless charging to Smart Cover

By Shawn Knight · 5 replies
Mar 14, 2013
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  1. Apple has applied for a patent that would allow iPad owners to charge their tablet using a special version of the company’s Smart Cover. Referred to as “Integrated Inductive Charging in Protective Cover” in the application filed with the U.S....

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  2. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    Well induction charging takes almost twice as long to charge a device then the standard wall charger. I do like the idea of solar cell covers. Now that sounds do-able. Especially if youre like me and live in a place that has sunshine 355 days of the year. I have even purchased a solar charger for my phone so one for a tablet isnt to far off.
  3. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    My iPad 3 takes so long to charge as is. They improved charging speed with the iPad 4 and new wall charger, but this will be basically going backwards lol
  4. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,922   +630

    If they make the cover fold flat on the back of the iPad, this could be cool. You can use it while charging.
  5. roxxas2

    roxxas2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 65   +22

    Hmph. Once Nokia does it they have to take it away from them.
  6. I dont know a lot about electricity and chargers but... How do you make a charged passive object to transfer all the charge to another object? Best Case: Charge will balance, like two parallel capacitors...

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